Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirms William Saliba will not be going out on loan

first_img by Metro Read More 1/1 Read More Saliba spent last season on loan at Saint-Etienne (Picture: Getty)Fulham were another team heavily linked with Saliba and Championship side Brentford also explored a temporary deal for the young defender ahead of Friday’s deadline.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Oct 2020 11:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link306Shares / 1 min. story Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he rejected Coming Next But the teenager, who was given a chance to impress in pre-season, will be fighting for a place in Arsenal’s first-team after Arteta revealed the club expect no further business ahead of their clash with Manchester City.Asked whether he expects any more players to go out on loan, Arteta replied: ‘Not at the moment.’Pressed on whether Saliba will be staying at Arsenal, the Spaniard bluntly responded: ‘Yes.’ Advertisement About Connatix V67539 Read More William Saliba will be staying with Arsenal for the time being (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has confirmed that William Saliba will not be going out on loan and will remain with Arsenal until at least January.Saliba is yet to make a competitive appearance for the Gunners since joining the club from Saint-Etienne back in July 2019 and had looked set for a temporary move away from north London.The 19-year-old central defender was loaned back to Saint-Etienne last term and was reportedly ‘devastated’ that Arsenal failed to reach a similar agreement with the Ligue 1 outfit for this season. Read Morecenter_img Skip Ad There was no place for either Mesut Ozil or William Saliba in Arsenal’s Europa League squad (Picture: Getty)Saliba was among the players who missed out on a place in Arsenal’s Europa League squad which was announced last week.Mesut Ozil was also left out and Arteta insists it was a ‘really difficult decision’ but one he had to make.‘Well he wasn’t the only one that wasn’t in the squad,’ the Arsenal head coach added.‘It was a really difficult decision for me to make because to leave players out of the squad at that level where they know they can’t get involved is really tough.‘I don’t like it at all but the decision had to be made because we have a limit on foreign players and unfortunately we have to make a decision.’ Arteta will be tempted to throw Partey straight in at the deep end this weekend (Picture: Getty)Deadline-day signing Thomas Partey could feature in the north-west but will have to make an immediate impression in training if he is to make his full Arsenal debut.‘Well he was here just yesterday and he is getting familiar with everything around the club,’ Arteta said.‘Today he will have his first training session, so everything has to come really quickly for him. ‘We knew that before we signed him that he is fit, he is very willing to start playing and we will see how he goes in the next few days.‘I have seen the buzz around the place, the fans are really happy, I have seen some really positive reactions after we bought him, the same with the team, the squad and the staff. AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think he is a player we had the radar on for a long time and we have managed to bring him in and I think he will be a really important addition to the team. ‘He got to know some of his team-mates [already]. Not all of them, because some are still on international duty but we will have everyone back today and it will be a good day for him to get to know everyone.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Kevin Campbell urges Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to throw Thomas Partey straight in against Manchester CityMORE: Mikel Arteta keen for Arsene Wenger to return to Arsenal deadline day move to West Ham SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Video Settings Read More PLAY Skip Top articles Partey could make his debut against Manchester City on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are preparing for what could be one of the toughest tests of the campaign at the Etihad this weekend but Arteta’s men will fancy their chances against an out-of-form Manchester City side.After all, Arteta – who worked as Pep Guardiola’s assistant for three-and-a-half years before taking charge of the Gunners – outwitted his fellow countryman en route to last season’s FA Cup triumph. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirms William Saliba will not be going out on loan Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Uganda Rugby Cranes are Africa 7s champions

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp The Uganda Rugby Cranes defied the odds on Saturday when they pipped Namibia 38-19 to win the Rugby Afrique 7s tournament in Kenya.So miraculous is the feat owing to the fact that coach Tolbert Onyango is the muscle behind the success after he invested personal finances to ensure the team’s participation.Uganda rugby Union, unsurprisingly, contributed nothing because they are broke.Effectively, Uganda has now qualified for the Hong Kong 7s.Ordinarily, the 7s version of rugby is not Uganda’s strong area, but they seem to have a history worth taking note of.Uganda featured at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 7s losing 32-0 to Canada in the Bowls Final.Uganda now gets to rub shoulders with Kenya’s HSBC World Singapore 7s rugby champions among other elite teams of the game.last_img read more

Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill Explains how to Kill and Eat Iguanas

first_imgFlorida officials are encouraging residents to kill iguanas in your yard.They recently declared open season on the lizards.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation says homeowners don’t need a permit to kill iguanas on their own property, or on public land in South Florida.Officials say the iguana population is out of control and is causing erosion and degradation to infrastructure.Wildlife experts like Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill also say iguanas make for good eating…kind of like chicken of the trees.last_img read more

Cats face uphill battle to repeat at zone champs

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIn past years the Kootenay High School A Girl’s Volleyball Zone Championships was simply a small speed bump en route to the provincial tournament for the Mount Sentinel Wildcats.However this year is very different, as the defending zone champs must overcome a very huge hurdle to make another return to the Big Show.“For the first time in a very long Mount Sentinel is entering the tournament as not the number one seed,” said tournament organizer and skipper of the Cats, Joe Moreira. “Selkirk (Storm of Kimberley) is now compete at the A level and they are the top seed.”Ten teams from throughout the Kootenays are entered in the two-day tournament beginning today at Castlegar’s Selkirk College.The Cats, ranked 10th in the provinces, are slotted into Pool A with Lucerne of New Denver, Salmo Falcons, Sparwood and top-seeded Selkirk.The Storm holds down the seventh-place ranking in the A Girl’s provincial poll.Boundary Central of Midway, Kaslo’s J.V. Humphries, Nakusp, Elkford and Fernie make up Pool B.Teams play a round-robin format Sunday before shifting to the playoff round Saturday. The final is set for 2 p.m.The winner advances to the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships December 1-4 in Abbotsford.
The Mount Sentinel Wildcats have an easier trip to the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Volleyball Championships in Kelowna. The Cats have no one to play to advance to the 16-team tournament. While the girl’s have one berth for the Kootenay Zone, the boy’s earn two berths to the championships November 30 to December 4 at UBC/O in Kelowna.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

The Stronach Group Recruits Tamir Shanel As Part Of Industry Leading Effort To Revitalize The Sport Of Thoroughbred Horse Racing

first_imgTORONTO, ONTARIO – August 23, 2016: The Stronach Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tamir Shanel as Executive Vice President, Food and Beverage. The recruitment of Mr. Shanel is part of The Stronach Group’s ongoing commitment to develop world-class customer experiences across its properties as it leads the industry to modernize and reignite the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.Mr. Shanel’s experience in premier international hospitality operations spans three decades across Asia, Europe, The United States and Canada. He is a distinguished executive with superior understanding of the detail, intensity and commitment required to deliver top tier integrated food and beverage operations. For the past seven years Mr. Shanel served as the Vice President, Food & Beverage of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.“I believe there is a significant scope of opportunity and potential to elevate our brands to exceed the expectations of our existing and new customers.” offered Mr. Shanel who added, “I am honored to be joining The Stronach Group today.”“The Stronach Group is leading the industry in making critical investments to rebuild our tracks as unique entertainment destinations that deliver unforgettable experiences,” said Belinda Stronach, President & Chairman. “We are thrilled that Mr. Shanel will be bringing his diamond standard service to the benefit of our customers.”At the intersection of sport and entertainment, The Stronach Group is mobilizing the next generation of fans while providing a deeper experience to existing fans through social media, mobile applications, and by offering exciting new events and top tier service.About The Stronach GroupThe Stronach Group (TSG) is one of the world’s leading horse racetrack operators and suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering technology. Within our portfolio of racing and gaming businesses, we hold  some of the greatest brands in the industry. The Stronach Group owns and operates Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place”; Pimlico Race Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes®; Gulfstream Park, one of Florida’s newest entertainment destination centers featuring a casino and outdoor retail village; Laurel Park; Golden Gate Fields; and Portland Meadows. www.stronachgroup.comMedia Contact: Tiffani Steer, Director, Special Projects, The Stronach Group Tiffani.steer@stronachgroup.comlast_img read more

Ocean floor video to track trawlers’ footprint

first_imgWatch the video: Benthic Trawl Experiment 2014 “The footage is very clear; it’s the best and most systematic video we have of life in the trawl lanes,” says Attwood. Hake live in deep water during the day, mostly at depths of 350 to 600 metres, and because of their inaccessibility they aren’t often observed in their wild habitat. But they migrate vertically, coming up to feed at night. Most trawling is therefore done during the day when the fish are near the seabed. “Mass food production has an environmental impact, and it’s great that we have the fishing industry’s co-operation on this experiment,” says Attwood. “They understand that we need to limit harvest to replenishable numbers, and that it’s important to work with the ecosystem.” Source: University of Cape Town 30 June 2014 A pioneering experiment being conducted in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles off the west coast of South Africa will tell marine researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) how long the seabed and its ecosystem takes to recover after hake trawling operations. The Benthic Trawl Experiment is a joint research project between UCT, the South African Deep Sea Trawl Industry Association, the South African Environmental Observation Network (Saeon), and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. It’s the first in a series of experimental surveys of the impact of bottom trawling on the benthic communities – organisms that live in or on the seafloor – of the outer shelf of South Africa’s west coast, says Associate Professor Colin Attwood, the chief scientist on the project. These will be conducted annually, though Attwood says it will take longer than the allotted four years for previously trawled lanes to bounce back.Recovery among sea-floor species Saeon’s Lara Atkinson, who is managing the project, says: “We have been planning for a long time to get this experiment under way, and we’re very excited about this opportunity to be able to monitor for any changes in the benthic communities in the areas where trawling has stopped.” The researchers have established a 6-by-15 nautical mile block within one of the fisheries’ commercial blocks, and divided this into five lanes, two of which will remain open to trawling. The remaining three will be closed over the project’s lifespan. Data recovered during repeated surveys over this time will give researchers a clearer idea of recovery among seafloor species – and of the ocean floor itself, which becomes churned up by metal trawl “doors” (some weighing up to 10 tons) angled to hold open the net mouth as it is pulled along. A towed camera and a Van Veen grab (instrumentation used to collect sediment) will be used to sample benthic epi-fauna and in-fauna respectively.Marine life not previously seen on the seabed Two-and-a-half hours of video footage of the seabed, shot during the first of the experimental surveys on board the research vessel Ellen Khuzwayo in February, show marine life previously not seen on the seabed: jacopever, spiny eels, starfish, anemones and other crustaceans – and hake.last_img read more

HC issues notice to Parrikar’s son over eco-resort near sanctuary

first_imgThe Bombay High Court at Goa on Tuesday issued notices to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s younger son, Abhijat, over the alleged destruction of forested area to construct an eco-resort near the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary in south Goa. A Division Bench of Justices Mahesh Sonak and Prithviraj Chavan directed Mr. Abhijat Parrikar, promoter of Hideaway Hospitality, and the State Chief Secretary, Secretary of Environment and Forests and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, to respond to the notice by March 11. On February 4, Abhijit Dessai, deputy sarpanch at Netravali, filed a petition seeking stay on the construction of the eco-resort promoted by Mr. Abhijat Parrikar, alleging that the project had destroyed forested areas and by-passed several laws. An ordinance had been specially moved to ensure fast-tracked facilitation of the project which is spread over nearly 90,000 sq. metre. Mr. Dessai has also sought the restoration of the land by the promoter.The issue sparked a war of allegations between the Opposition Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently. All India Congress Committee Secretary A. Chellakumar, Goa State Congress president Girish Chodankar, former Chief Ministers Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane, and leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar addressed a press conference on February 6. They said that the area, which is part of the 83,625 sq metres-plot owned by Mr. Abhijat Parrikar, was deforested in the guise of an eco-tourism project. The Congress legal cell chief and former Goa Advocate General Carlos Ferreira had alleged that the project which was initiated in 2013, and fast-tracked by multiple government agencies like the Investment Promotion Board, State Town and Country Planning and Forest departments. “There have been three governments headed by the BJP from 2012-2014 by Mr. Manohar Parrikar, 2014-2017 by Laxmikant Parsekar and the present one headed by Mr. [Manohar] Parrikar again. All three have been party to nepotism and facilitation of illegalities,” he said. BJP Goa president Vinay Tendulkar, in response to a query from The Hindu, had rubbished the allegations made by the Congress leaders. “There are no illegalities in the project. Mr. Manohar Parrikar’s son will not do anything against the law. He has purchased the land. We have full faith in them,” he said at a press conference last weekend.last_img read more

Doctor honoured for her work with CLP patients

first_imgA doctor from north Bengal, Neela (Cathrine) Bhattacharya, has been awarded for her work with children born with cleft lips or palates. Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit recently presented the award instituted by a Chennai-based organisation. Dr. Bhattacharya has treated around 4,000 children. She is also the recipient of the 100 Women Achievers in India award, given by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Dr. Bhattacharya was the first to set up a plastic surgery department in Siliguri. She said she was elated with the award, “particularly as it came from [her] home State Tamil Nadu”.last_img read more

a month agoChelsea hat-trick hero Abraham: We can do better

first_imgChelsea hat-trick hero Abraham: We can do betterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham says there’s more to come from him after his hat-trick at Wolves.He admitted afterwards that there was still plenty for the team to work on, although winning while learning and adapting was the most important thing.”It’s been an amazing day,” reflected Abraham to chelseafc.com. “Coming to a place like Wolves is never easy so the manner of the victory is something we can be very pleased with. We played well, scored goals and got three points to take home with us so it’s been a great day.”Obviously we did concede two goals and that is something we’re disappointed about because a clean sheet would have been fantastic but we will take the positives out of this performance and take it into the next game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Hyundai Aurora to release autonomous cars by 2021

first_imgSEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it will begin selling its first self-driving vehicles by 2021 in partnership with U.S. based self-driving technology startup Aurora Innovation Inc.Within in three years, Hyundai and Aurora will bring autonomous vehicles to markets that can operate without human input in most conditions, the company said in a statement.The auto industry designates that as “level 4 autonomous driving,” just one stage short of fully autonomous driving.The partnership has yet to say how its first batch of self-driving vehicles will be used, but analysts expect they likely be for commercial use, such as self-driving taxis or ride-hailing services, rather than for sales to individual consumers. General Motors said in November that its self-driving vehicles will carry passengers and deliver goods in big cities by 2019.Aurora was founded by a former chief technology officer at Google’s self-driving car unit, a former Tesla Autopilot director and a former self-driving engineer at Uber.Hyundai has been pursuing partnerships to keep pace with changes in an industry that is being transformed by artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and other cutting edge-technologies.It earlier joined with Cisco Systems Inc. and Baidu Inc. to collaborate on internet-connected cars. It has also set up a $45 million fund with South Korea’s SK Telecom and Hanwha Asset Management to invest in artificial intelligence startups worldwide.The South Korean automaker plans to share more details of its project with Aurora during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, where it will also unveil the brand name of a new fuel-cell SUV that will be tested for self-driving technology.The company plans to show off some of its autonomous driving cars during the Winter Olympics Game next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.last_img read more